Wednesday, March 13, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY DOESN'T CARE: POLLING ESTIMATES PRIMARY VOTER TURNOUT AT 8% OR LESS!!!
With a crowded mayoral contest and plenty of upstart council candidates looking to prove themselves, voters are mostly turning away from the upcoming April 2nd election according to recent polling.
Election boards are paid to say different and they consistently overestimate the number of voters before ballots are cast. Meanwhile the last polling shared with our blog community reports that the primary ballot is "low interest" even by modest KCMO standards.
To wit . . .
NEW VOTER REGISTRATIONS FOR THE APRIL 2ND PRIMARY WERE PALTRY AND POLLSTERS PREDICT PATHETIC TURNOUT AMONG FREQUENT VOTERS!!!
Now, we underline three reasons why KC pollsters are predicting low turnout:
The dearth of ew or renewed voter registrations are a good indication of election disinterest but let's dive even deeper . . .
There's a myth of a Northland voter surge but don't forget that last mayoral election Clay County was a non-factor. Moreover, there's so little interest in KCMO politics across the bridge that two of the Council seats on the nice side of the bridge were uncontested.
Insiders have also shown us that small individual contributions to candidates are at an all time low. Regular voters aren't donating money because they're not interested. The bulk of the campaign funding is coming from special interests, friends & family and a bunch of b-list lawyers as usual.
To wit . . .
BLAME SOCIAL JUSTICE SAMENESS FOR KANSAS CITY VOTER APATHY!!!
Nearly all of the candidates running tout a progressive point of view in one way or another. The absence of any "bad guy" other than Prez Trump faraway in D.C. makes these SJW heroics far less impressive.
However, let's look on the bright side . . .
LOWER VOTER TURNOUT GIVES EVERY BALLOT MORE POWER AND LIMITS THE INFLUENCE OF VOTING BLOCS!!!
Kansas City is dominated by special interests but with fewer voters going to the polls overall -- Those who make the journey to the ballot will have a greater share of influence which threatens traditional KCMO Geopolitics that turns every election into a culture war.
Still, there's no denying that candidates have failed to spark much interest in the upcoming election and newsies are doing an even worse job of feigning interest without trying to play kingmaker.
Only on TKC is our blog community willing to confront the status quo with a reality check regarding small town political celebrities who seem to be having a hard time finding a constituency, fan base or even cash with no strings attached.
Developing . . .